My Favorite Study Spot: Doheny Library

ellen-2017 Ellen, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey everybody! Hope you’ve all had a good week.  In this blog, I’m going to talk a little bit about my favorite study spot on campus: Doheny Memorial Library.

For most of my day to day homework, I like to work in my apartment, either at my desk or on my living room couch.  I like working at home in situations like this because it’s convenient, and all my study materials are within close reach, so I don’t have to worry about forgetting anything! Also, I developed a habit of doing homework with sports on in the background when I was in high school, so my apartment is the perfect place for that.

However, sometimes when I really just have to hunker down and power through some serious studying, I know it’s best for me to avoid all these distractions.  In times like these, I love to go to Doheny Library! My favorite spot in Doheny is this main study room:

doheney study room

The main study room in Doheny.

I really like to study in Doheny because it’s so pretty and historic! It’s funny how much your surroundings can affect your focus, but I really seem to be more productive when I feel like I’m studying in the same spot that students studied at in the 30s!  The main study room also has big tables to sit in groups, as well as plenty of outlets for laptops.  Doheny combines the best of the old and the new.

Doheny is also considered to be campus’ “main” library, at least in the sense that it’s where most of the university’s enormous book collection is stored.  For this reason, this library is a particular favorite of mine when I’m writing a research paper for a General Education course, because I can just walk down into the book stacks and find some extra reading material whenever I need!

Doheny Bookstacks

Book stacks at Doheny Library

In short, Doheny is my favorite study spot because it’s quiet, spacious, and has kind of an indescribable historic feeling.  It’s just plain cool!

Have a good week and Beat the Utes!

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